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Licht, Balthasar (active 1490-1509)
ALGORITHMUS LINEALIS CUM PULCHRIS CONDITIONIBUS REGULE DE TRI. LEIPZIG: MELCHIOR LOTTER, 1515
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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Licht, Balthasar (active 1490-1509)
ALGORITHMUS LINEALIS CUM PULCHRIS CONDITIONIBUS REGULE DE TRI. LEIPZIG: MELCHIOR LOTTER, 1515
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Licht, Balthasar (active 1490-1509)
ALGORITHMUS LINEALIS CUM PULCHRIS CONDITIONIBUS REGULE DE TRI. LEIPZIG: MELCHIOR LOTTER, 1515
4to (182 x 130mm.), woodcut diagrams of the table abacus, later vellum-backed boards
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Provenance

[Dr Paul C. Martin]; Reiss & Auvermann, Auktion 46, 15-18 October 1991, lot 20, DM 3100; bought from Ludwig Rosenthal, Hilversum, 1992

Literature

Tomash & Williams L109; Smith, Rara arithmetica, p.70; USTC 610745; VD16 L1589; Barbara Gärtner, “Balthasar Licht (vor 1490 nach 1509)” in Rechenbücher und mathematische Texte der frühen Neuzeit, edited by Rainer Gebhardt (1999), pp.13-20

Catalogue Note

A short treatise on the table abacus. Lotter published four editions between 1500 and 1515, all of which are rare. Two copies of this 1515 edition are located by Gärtner (BL and Bayerische Staatsbibliothek); a third is added by USTC (Bodleian).

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